Just wanted to get some insight from others on this
When I go to tournaments I feel like there is heavy segregation between the Smash community and the rest of the FGC. It’s most obvious on Finals day during a major event when there is basically a swap of the entire crowd between Smash finals and Street Fighter finals - I feel like by and large, the Smash players are indifferent towards the more traditional fighting games, but that is just my perception and I could be off base there. Personally I don’t care to watch any of the Smash stuff but I’m cool with most all the other games.
That they have great viewership numbers is a testament to the strength of their community and the game’s popularity, I’m happy for them
Evo feeling more crowded than ever this year though, bumping more traditional games off the list with smaller turnouts - it’s hard for me to see how this is better than it was when Smash wasn’t at Evo